Syracuse Basketball: 5 Lessons Orange Must Learn from Recent Swoon

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Syracuse Basketball: 5 Lessons Orange Must Learn from Recent Swoon
Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

The last month or so is one that Jim Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange will want to forget. The Orange have lost six of their last 10 games, including three in a row. As ugly as it has been for the 'Cuse, this stretch cannot be forgotten because there are lessons to be taken from it.

Syracuse was riding high in late January and looked primed to claim one of the top four seeds in the NCAA tournament.

Things took a turn for the worse when the third-ranked Orange went on the road to Villanova and lost 75-71 in overtime. The Wildcats were not ranked. That loss was followed up with a 65-55 loss at unranked Pittsburgh.  

Three more losses to lower-ranked teams followed, along with a 58-53 loss to No. 10 Louisville.

The Orange now find themselves at 22-7, with a now unimpressive conference record of 10-6. Syracuse, once the favorite to win the Big East, is currently in sixth place in the conference.

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